Latest Bix Beiderbecke Stories

2011-07-27 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, JULY 28: HONORING A JAZZ GREAT Profile America -- Thursday, July 28th. One of America's great jazz pioneers is being honored this week. The 40th annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival starts today and runs through the weekend in Davenport, Iowa -- where Bix was born. Some...

2008-10-01 15:00:00

By Michael Tumelty THE Tumelty twins, Adam and Andrew, now four months from their fifth birthday, have been exposed to music since the day they came home from hospital. Not a note of it has been formally delivered. It's simply been there, ubiquitous, in the house. They know a phenomenal amount, though they don't realise it, and all of it by exposure and osmosis. They are sponges. Nor is it exclusively classical: their perfectly syncopated duetting with Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.